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Ezekiel 5
New Living Translation

A Sign of the Coming Judgment

5“Son of man, take a sharp sword and use it as a razor to shave your head and beard. Use a scale to weigh the hair into three equal parts.H1121H120H3947H2299H2719H3947H1532H8593H5674H7218H2206H3947H3976H4948H2505 2Place a third of it at the center of your map of Jerusalem. After acting out the siege, burn it there. Scatter another third across your map and chop it with a sword. Scatter the last third to the wind, for I will scatter my people with the sword.H1197H217H7992H8432H5892H3117H4692H4390H3947H7992H5221H5439H2719H7992H2219H7307H7324H2719H310 3Keep just a bit of the hair and tie it up in your robe.H3947H4592H4557H6696H3671 4Then take some of these hairs out and throw them into the fire, burning them up. A fire will then spread from this remnant and destroy all of Israel.H3947H7993H8432H784H8313H784H784H3318H1004H3478 5“This is what the Sovereign Lord says: This is an illustration of what will happen to Jerusalem. I placed her at the center of the nations,H559H136H3069H3389H7760H8432H1471H776H5439 6but she has rebelled against my regulations and decrees and has been even more wicked than the surrounding nations. She has refused to obey the regulations and decrees I gave her to follow.H4784H4941H7564H1471H2708H776H5439H3988H4941H2708H1980 7“Therefore, this is what the Sovereign Lord says: You people have behaved worse than your neighbors and have refused to obey my decrees and regulations. You have not even lived up to the standards of the nations around you.H559H136H3069H1995H1471H5439H1980H2708H6213H4941H6213H4941H1471H5439 8Therefore, I myself, the Sovereign Lord, am now your enemy. I will punish you publicly while all the nations watch.H559H136H3069H6213H4941H8432H5869H1471 9Because of your detestable idols, I will punish you like I have never punished anyone before or ever will again.H6213H6213H6213H3282H8441 10Parents will eat their own children, and children will eat their parents. I will punish you and scatter to the winds the few who survive.H1H398H1121H8432H1121H398H1H6213H8201H7611H2219H7307 11“As surely as I live, says the Sovereign Lord, I will cut you off completely. I will show you no pity at all because you have defiled my Temple with your vile images and detestable sins.H2416H5002H136H3069H2930H4720H8251H8441H1639H5869H2347H2550 12A third of your people will die in the city from disease and famine. A third of them will be slaughtered by the enemy outside the city walls. And I will scatter a third to the winds, chasing them with my sword.H7992H4191H1698H7458H3615H8432H7992H5307H2719H5439H2219H7992H7307H7324H2719H310 13Then at last my anger will be spent, and I will be satisfied. And when my fury against them has subsided, all Israel will know that I, the Lord, have spoken to them in my jealous anger.H639H3615H2534H5117H5162H3045H3068H1696H7068H3615H2534 14“So I will turn you into a ruin, a mockery in the eyes of the surrounding nations and to all who pass by.H5414H2723H2781H1471H5439H5869H5674 15You will become an object of mockery and taunting and horror. You will be a warning to all the nations around you. They will see what happens when the Lord punishes a nation in anger and rebukes it, says the Lord.H2781H1422H4148H4923H1471H5439H6213H8201H639H2534H2534H8433H3068H1696 16“I will shower you with the deadly arrows of famine to destroy you. The famine will become more and more severe until every crumb of food is gone.H7971H7451H2671H7458H4889H7971H7843H3254H7458H7665H4294H3899 17And along with the famine, wild animals will attack you and rob you of your children. Disease and war will stalk your land, and I will bring the sword of the enemy against you. I, the Lord, have spoken!”H7971H7458H7451H2416H7921H1698H1818H5674H935H2719H3068H1696


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